User talk:Vector Potential

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Previous Account: User:VectorPotential

I'm going to create this user name, and since it's obviously supposed to look like my IP, I thought I'd announce it ahead of time, so no one thinks I'm trying to spoof my own IP (: -- 16:18, 28 August 2006 (UTC) .

  • In short, what I'm saying is... I'm not impersonating myself, so don't slap a username block on it --, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

02:44, Thursday, April 26, 2018 (UTC)

  • Ok, you're unblocked. I'd suggest going ahead with the name change since its possible another admin will feel the same way Malo does and block you again. The policy does say that usernames designed to look like an IP are a bad idea. Sorry about the inconvenience. Shell babelfish 13:37, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • I've created a new account for now, and when the WP:CU people get around to it, they can merge my contribution histories, or whatever it is they do--VectorPotential 13:42, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • I'm still going to use my IP in my signature though-- 13:42, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • You probably already know this, but someone is likely to complain about the signature :( I like the new username though! Shell babelfish 13:54, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Think this signature is less likely to annoy people?--VectorPotential71.247.243.173 14:19, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Looks like a good compromise - I don't think anyone could say you're trying to impersonate an IP address like that. Shell babelfish 15:53, 29 August 2006 (UTC)

I came here to say I like your username. That's it really! Theresa Knott | Taste the Korn 16:38, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Why, thank you--VectorPotential71.247.243.173 16:39, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

RD transclusions[edit]

Thanks for your efforts in dividing the workload at the RD but I have had to rescind my commitments to remove old and create new transclusions at this at time. I think that in lieu of a bot, which we used to have, dividing the workload is the way to go and I'll force the time to add date headers each day. When things get back to normal at here home I'll revisit. I feel very sorry to have let you down.  :-( --hydnjo talk 00:26, 8 September 2006 (UTC)


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Thanks doing the job that could easily be given to a bot. hydnjo 02:16, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


the following was posted by hydnjo at HC's talk:
==The good ol' RD==
I left a trail of crumbs last night but I don't think that anybody's gonna bite. We may end up with something that makes no sense. Oh well, I'm off to add the new (October 2) date headers. Did you catch my little "page reduction" demo last night? It doesn't seem to have helped, just a lot of "hey, my links are broken". Oh well... --hydnjo talk 00:32, 2 October 2006 (UTC)
Well I take that back - VectorPotential is helping out with the archiving part. I think that if the "non-archived" window were reduced to three or four days (which is what my demo did and is what VectorPotential seems to be doing) then the "dozen" desk proposal will wither away. I'd say let's give VectorPotential a big hand of support for his efforts. --hydnjo talk 00:52, 2 October 2006 (UTC) addendum: I think that the RD and VectorPotential would both benefit with some acknowledgment from you at this time (you daddy of the RD you).  ;-) --hydnjo talk 01:25, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

The RD sections[edit]

As of this time stamp you seem to have reduced all of the RD sections to five or so sections. Thanks for that, I'm sure that it took a bite out of your weekend. Some of the chatter at RD talk seems to involve some wishful thinking about bot requests. When that happened before was that it took about three months (from the request date) before we had a date & archive bot and now we are including a transclusion task as well. Since we don't have a "Department of Bots", it's anybody's guess as to when we'll get some help in that way (I surely wish that I knew how to write a "bot" program). Meantime, as my personal time becomes more available, I'll learn from what you're doing (by watching) to transclude and archive on a daily basis (right now, headers are about all I can commit to). Thanks for helping, that means a lot to an RD oldtimer --hydnjo talk 02:24, 2 October 2006 (UTC) addendum: I don't think that the RD would benefit from adding more sections. Lord, we have enough problems just isolating the stuff that belongs at the RD instead of being at the HD or the VP or at some talk page. hydnjo talk 02:34, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Well the point is that you won't have to bother with them. I have no intention of proposing more sections unless we can get a bot to do it automatically, and the talk pages will function the same as they do now: all redirecting towards the same talk page. More info below.  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  03:42, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Bot request[edit]

I hope we're not being overly wishful with the bot request, as Hydnjo says. I'm sure you understand that we really have no choice but to be wishful, though I appreciate and can understand efforts to streamline RD as-it-is, especially as the period of botlessness increases while traffic increases further still.

Anyways, the bot request. I have a little bit of a personal problem with modifying the bot request as it is now, because I know that there are a handful of users like hydnjyo (I have refrained, and will refrain from taking a poll of any sort on the future of the reference desk. If it is obvious that there is no concensus and there is considerable resistance towards splitting the desk any further, with due reason, it will come out in the following weeks and us splittitionists will have to start thinking of a compromize, or another solution), and it wouldn't be right to recruit a bot creator unknowingly into what could possibly turn into a battle of two sides. I will rewrite the bot request in my user space, and link to it from the bot request page. I will explain the situation and why there are two options, and at the same time I'm going to pursue the remnants of cryptic bot and see if we can't find someone to help us get that up and running again. Essjay and a few others seem willing, and Cryptic is apparently back to editing. I see you left a message on his talk page; did you recieve any contact? Do you have any other leads that might help us get a hold of the old cryptic bot?  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  03:42, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Also, does the template you've created at User:71-247-243-173/RDmonthly differ in any significant way from the code at Template:Reference desk navigation? I ask because I used the code from the original one when creating this, which is functionally the same but follows the visual style of the rest of what I will be proposing.  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  05:05, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
Apparently it does, at least from the version I took. From what I can see your code is much more concise, and obviously made for easy manual modifications, so I'm going to update mine to reflect some of the changes in your code, at least temporarily, when I get the time.  freshofftheufoΓΛĿЌ  11:32, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Stop please[edit]

There is already an ongoing discussion about color at Wikipedia_talk:Reference_desk#Color.3F. Please leave your comments there but don't just change colors unilaterally; it's extremely hard to keep track of. All background colors are now passed through transclusion arguments at Wikipedia:Reference_desk/header. --frothT 23:09, 27 February 2007 (UTC)


is spelled wrong (says "VectorPotetial" without an n) --WikiSlasher 08:11, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Yikes, you're right--VectorPotentialTalk 13:18, 28 February 2007 (UTC)
  • All fixed now, I hate when typos propagate like that--VectorPotentialTalk 13:26, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Re: RefDeskBot[edit]

It's a good idea, but I doubt that it'll be possible to do. Basically, although I have internet access (hence I'm typing this message now), I don't have it at home, so am unable to upload the source anywhere (nor can I get it onto the network from which I am connecting to the internet now, for various reasons). Things should be back to normal in the next week or so, if we keep our fingers crossed, and I'll be able to get the bot back up to date at the earliest time possible after that. Sorry for the delays and general inactivity, Martinp23 14:12, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Hi again - I've noticed that this problem has been here since the templates were updated at the start of the year, but unfortunately i have no idea how to fix them. Take a look at User:Martinp23/sandbox - when I typed the template call manually, I still got the errors, so I think that there must be a problem somewhere there - any ideas? Martinp23 20:19, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Ahh OK - the template talk page didn't hint that a year parameter was needed :). I expect that the problem happened on all the new monthly headers, but was fixed by someone fairly quickly, sitting for longer on the HD. Thanks for pointing out the obvious - I'll put it into the bot before I re run it. Martinp23 20:34, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Yep - I'll be able to run the bot on just the four desks to bring them up to date. I should be able to do this tomorrow, then the bot will be able to go on the toolserver, which should minimsie downtime :) Martinp23 22:22, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Seems to have been acoused by someone putting a category below a comment I'd placed, making the bot confused. Martinp23 01:03, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
I wish I knew! I'm going to debug tomorrow to find the problem, but have made one test change to the code which *could* work on the next run. Martinp23 01:10, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Yes - I just have done. I'll debug it tomorrow - it is probably changes to page structure which are causing problems, though I can;t be sure. Thanks for your help, Martinp23 01:16, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
That one's fixed in the code, but I must have failed to re-run it after the fix. Thanks, Martinp23 23:34, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your help on the HD - the second parameter "year" should be in the HD code now (IIRC). Martinp23 17:17, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
That's unportected now :) Martinp23 17:31, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Vector[edit]

I was looking for the right template to get the headers on the archives! Skittle 20:20, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Only just checked the history, to work out what was going on! How would they be done differently to how I'm doing it? And why didn't you drop me a note? (that was me archiving, multitabbing seemed to log me out) Skittle 20:28, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
Ah, sorry, I was confused when I saw an IP trying to create an archive page (: would have contacted you if I realized you weren't an IP (: VectorPotentialTalk 20:29, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks VectorP[edit]

Just dropping a line to say thanks, i did not know the ethanol metabolism article existed, it was pretty interesting (although a bit advanced in places :s i am only just finishing my GCSEs). The 'effects of alcohol on the body' article was much more use to me, thanks for pointing me that way, Dave 18:02, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Final Warning[edit]

This is your first and final warning. What you posted in this thread here was completly and totally unnaceptable. If you persist in damaging, destructive behavior, you will be banned. Hipocrite - «Talk» 18:04, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Although he pretends to be so, Hipocrite isn't an Admin, so has absolutely no authority to do as he threatens. StuRat 00:49, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
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The Tireless Contributor Barnstar is awarded to you for archiving Ref Desks. Parker007 19:01, 2 March 2007 (UTC)


Sorry. I reverted one of your vandalism reverts, putting it back in. Did you fix it? GDon4t0 16:52, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

S-shape curve[edit]

Hi, VectorP!

I noticed that you proposed to merge this new article into "mathematical modeling". I think it would make more sense simply to redirect it to logistic function.

If you don't object, I think I'll do that. DavidCBryant 22:17, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

  • That's fine, I wasn't quite sure what to do with it since it was basically a picture with a small blurb of text, I considered taking it to AfD but decided against it--VectorPotentialTalk 00:31, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, AfD can be a real hassle. Thanks for making the redirect – it's clean, and achieves a good result. DavidCBryant 16:23, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

The Working Man's Barnstar[edit]

I know your last barnstar was only 5 days ago but nonetheless

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For fixing over 80 pages of the Help desk archives, I present you with The Working Man's Barnstar! WikiSlasher 10:35, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Dealing with vandalism[edit]

Hi, Thanks for your efforts in dealing with vandalism. If you revert a vandal, please make sure to place a warning on their talk page (starting with {{test1}} perhaps and escalating test2, test3, test4). That way, they might stop and, if not, admins can see they've been warned and block them. Without a warning they're less likely to get blocked. Cheers. --kingboyk 14:05, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

It's the way we do things, bug or not. I'm sure they'll fix it anyway. --kingboyk 14:21, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for coming by my talk page and answering that 3RR question for the other user. Nice to see you around, 71. :-) --HappyCamper 17:55, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Bandal killa![edit]

Hey, thanks for caring enough to revert some vandalism on my page. It was a small act, but shows big character. ^_^ V-Man - T/C 23:09, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Republican Party Vandalism[edit]

Im sorry that happened but i have no knowledge of it. Someone must have hacked my account. I'm changing my password and making other changes so that it does not happen again.

David All[edit]

Saw you did some edits on the David All page. It's AfD. Fixed a bit of that page myself. Christopher Jost 18:39, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Republican Party Vandalism[edit]

Yes that is it. I logged on in the computer lab, i'm very sorry about this. It wont happen again.

The named variable "User=" in User__ templates[edit]

... which you suggested in WT:U, has now been incorporated. The documentation now shows how to use either that or "1=" to handle usernames containing equal signs. Thank you for an excellent idea! -- BenTALK/HIST 23:14, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Given the highly fallable nature of this bot, maybe the warning message sent out shouldn't be quite as agressive? ("Your recent vandalism will not be tolerated. The next time you vandalize a page, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.") 00:56, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

You're right, it seems it was Nardman1 who was issuing the death threats. Sorry about that. 01:41, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

RD style transclusion[edit]

Howdy VectorP. I noticed your replaced the discussion on style to the RD after I had archived it. Thats cool if you think it is current, but there appears to be no discussion on it for over two weeks, so I figured it could be archived. Is there a reason it should stay on the page, and if so, for how long? Rockpocket 00:57, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

  • I just assumed since we never actually reached a conclusion as far as what color scheme we were going to go with, that it should stay until such time as a color consensus was reached. If you'd like I have an alternative to the transclusion, if you'll give me a moment, you'll see what I mean--VectorPotentialTalk 01:01, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
Fair enough. I'm all for reaching consensus, but all the regulars have had their say and there is none, I don't think its going to happen. I'd give it a few more weeks then be bold. I'm happy to leave the transclusion format to whatever you choose. Rockpocket 01:13, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

Your edit to Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em[edit]

Your recent edit to Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em (diff) was reverted by an automated bot that attempts to recognize and repair vandalism to Wikipedia articles. If the bot reverted a legitimate edit, please accept my humble creator's apologies – if you bring it to the attention of the bot's owner, we may be able to improve its behavior. Click here for frequently asked questions about the bot and this warning. // MartinBot 18:00, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Stupid bot... Martinp23 18:05, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


What happened in this edit? - The TV search engine question didn't get archived as a result (so I did it). Mgm|(talk) 13:39, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Besides, the question is still there, under the 19th, and the 19th hasn't been archived yet, there's no reason for it to be archived under the 10th, seeing as how it was asked on a day that hasn't even been archived yet--VectorPotentialTalk 17:42, 21 March 2007 (UTC)


A Barnstar!
The Rescue Barnstar

I award this long overdue barnstar to VectorP for his constant correction of RDB's faults (which are, thankfully, becoming less frequent) and for helping to answer my talk page messages, saving me from the MartinBot complaints :). Seriously, thanks - Martinp23 22:31, 21 March 2007 (UTC)


You're right. I just saw a near-empty article created by someone with a prohibited username and jumped the gun. —dgiestc 23:20, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

  • True, but they were blocked with account creation blocked so I doubt that they'll know to come back in 24 hours when their autoblock expires and create a new (less prohibited?) username--VectorPotentialTalk 23:22, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
    • Maybe they will post {{unblock}} so they can change their name to G-AfricanAmerican. —dgiestc 23:24, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

What Happened?[edit]

I just saw (→April 1 (WARNING: April Fools' Day) pop up what happened?--Tatshro Satou 16:54, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Someone added that to the April 1st header on the Help Desk, so I removed it, as having that on the date header would have confused RefDeskBot (talk · contribs)--VectorPotentialTalk 16:55, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


ATTN: VectorPotential Please see my comment above on SchubertCommunications User talk page about our Thermoplastic Elastomers article. I have copyright permission to post this article on Wikipedia from the author and the editor of the publication is appeared in. This permission was emailed to Wikipedia permissions. I am confused as so how I am violating any policies. Please explain. SchubertCommunications 15:33, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Reposted question - Thanks[edit]

Hey, thanks for reposting my question about the lizard photo, I just noticed it. - AMP'd 02:06, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


for the reversion of my talk page. Oompapa has been at it for >4 hrs now i think. - TwoOars (T | C) 17:48, 26 April 2007 (UTC)


I can't change browsers, I edit from a school ip. --Pupster21 Talk To Me 18:30, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Comments at the Village Pump[edit]

Hi, your comments at the Village pump [[1]] were referenced in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Grünfeld 4.Bf4. As I believe the editor who remarked on them is misinterpreting the substance of the discussion there, I'd like you to clarify your position so that a fuller understanding can be reached. If the AFD closes before you get a chance to respond, feel free to comment on my talk page and on that of the user. Thanks! FrozenPurpleCube 18:41, 27 April 2007 (UTC)


Don't know if this is the right place to put this but I've no idea how to change my signature and don't really understand what I'mm supposed to do about it .The "**==" was just a whim and not really important.If you know how to do it you would truley have to walk me through it very slowley because I'm really dumb at that sort of thing.I've asked a regular contributer who I know "in theflesh" and he doesn't know what the problem is.Help.hotclaws**== 03:38, 29 April 2007 (UTC)


You're right; my bad. I didn't realize that RefDeskBot serves also to archive the help desk, and so, upon seeing the formatting problem, I didn't bother to consider any issue than the date header (thanks for fixing the underlying error, too, btw). Cheers, Joe 23:45, 2 May 2007 (UTC)


Hi - thanks for your advice on the stub removal - by the time I went back to the stub, an editor had upgaded it - the first time I have used Wikipedia, obviously! Keoghse 05:49, 6 May 2007 (UTC)


Hello! I just wanted to say that you were correct in stating that User: broke the formatting of Embryo with their edit, and their spelling does leave much to be desired. You and I probably agree that their edit was not an improvement. However, their edits seem to have been made in the spirit of improving the article, perhaps in an effort to make it simpler or more understandable -- they may not have been aware that this degraded the quality.

As the only edits from that IP are for Embryo, and they were all within a minute or so of each other, the editor may have not been aware that someone was reverting and may have simply thought that their edit "didn't go through". That is why I would like to remind you of WP:BITE and the broader tenet of WP:AGF. Thank you for preserving the quality of the Embryo! Joie de Vivre 22:03, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Broken Ref desk archiving[edit]

So I understand you're our point man for the bot? How do we fix the archiving problem? nadav (talk) 07:07, 27 May 2007 (UTC)


... for oiling squeaky wheels and mending bad spokes at the desks and keeping them happy and running.
---Sluzzelin talk 22:48, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

RE: Help Desk topic[edit]

Thanks for telling me, i'll remember that in the future! =] Dep. Garcia ( Talk + | Help Desk | Complaints ) 10:14, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

re: color collaboration[edit]

yeah no problem, the uncle sam emphasis is kind of corny but it's far too late to redact it now :)

Please assume command of the color collaboration.. if we ever come across an alternative style that doesnt suck, update this prefs page with the decided-upon values.

--frotht 00:29, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Computing[edit]

Sorry, my misunderstanding. I'll try watch out next time. Happy editing! Hirohisat Freedom of Speech 22:32, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


I made {{sbx}} so if the sandbox was blanked you could fix it quickly. If you don't agree please delete it. Sorry for any confusion, Thedjatclubrock :) (talk) 17:47, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

OK no problem ,Thedjatclubrock :) (talk)


(moved to User_talk:Semiramiscan#.C5.9Eahin_K)



I apologize for this. --Semiramiscan 22:15, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

I also would like to inform you that I will cease vandalizing wikipedia and will be more constructive. And once more I apologize you for all the trouble I have caused. --Semiramiscan 23:19, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Talk page[edit]

I only told a little amount of people(I think) but most of them that I told that wikipedia was not a myspace were people put fan messages like on Hannah Montana.Sorry if I caused any trouble.Unsigned Mooncrest

Re: Steve Jobs[edit]

Sorry, my mistake. From the edit history it looked like the user was just copying templates from one page to another. He added the same material to Microsoft Windows and then immediately removed it. GabrielF 18:05, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

__TOC__ [edit]

Hi. What is "__TOC__"? A.Z. 19:03, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

OK, I just saw what it is :-) I had written the post without writing "nowiki", so your table of contents was at the bottom of the page. A.Z. 19:05, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

individual reference desk colors[edit]

I successfully separated the styles for each desk. If nobody complains on WT:RD (I left a section there), start customizing!

--ffroth 00:45, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

Oh, FYI those pages aren't used anymore. If you come up with a nicer color scheme, the configuration array is at:
It's pretty self explanatory as long as you're just modifying values --ffroth 01:03, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Rye House Stadium Question[edit]

Thanks for the help.It worked.Northmetpit 12:01, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Registration and Templates[edit]

I long ago registered, but I never log-in unless I have to do something that requires a "registered account". That almost never happens.

Your solution, however, basically equates to "Ignore what is happening". As I already made my point in someway or fashion, that is what I will do... but I feel the need to point out that it is not a true solution, rather just a way to ignore the changes by reverting to an older template. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:28, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

User Page Help[edit]

Thanks! Thanks, user:RJRocket53 19:35, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Hope you don't mind[edit]

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Replaced by Category:Wikipedia substituted templates

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For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Sardanaphalus (talk) 14:16, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

PS Should Category:Wikipedia substituted templates and Category:Wikipedia transclusionless templates be merged - and if so, under what name? Sardanaphalus (talk) 14:31, 24 February 2008 (UTC)


Hello Vector Potential, I have granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it by reverting good-faith edits or to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback and Wikipedia:Rollback feature. If you do not want rollback, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Good luck. Acalamari 23:18, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

About your edits at CHU[edit]

Anyone can clerk at WP:CHU; there's no need to mark your edits as non-clerk if they're relevant to the request. -Jéské (v^_^v Detarder) 00:22, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

April 2008[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Template:HD. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If necessary, pursue dispute resolution. Everybody except you likes the pictures, you are attempting to avoid being caught by logging in which is a form of sockpuppetry. I have reverted your edits, following consensus in doing so. ...... Dendodge.TalkHelp 16:21, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

No, using rollback to revert edits that are against consensus is perfectly acceptable...... Dendodge.TalkHelp 16:30, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
And what grounds do you have to accuse me on incivility? I have warned your IP and you for repetitions of the same offence, following procedure...... Dendodge.TalkHelp 16:44, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
The process is edit, revert, discuss. Please discuss this on the template talk page before making more changes so that we may maintain a consensus. I think you will find that some of the changes you are making have already been discussed. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 16:55, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
How's about a compromise? Substitute one in each section. This reduces the number of transclusions. As for the pictures, everyone else likes them so you've kinda been overthrown. I apologice if I appeared uncivil and I'm glad it's all calmed down now.

...... Dendodge.TalkHelp 11:42, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

See my comments on the template talk. --— Gadget850 (Ed) talk - 11:50, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Ref: Running out of patience[edit]

Thanks Calvin 1998, Vector Potential and Kesh for getting back, I'm running on "commercial free" Internet Explorer 5; any fixes?!, I probably need to update my browser but for the eternal Mac OS 9.2 there isn't much available, if any body knows what would be best please let me know . Kind regards, Moebiusuibeom-en alias (talk) 17:27, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Whoops[edit]

It's OK, I wouldn't have noticed anyway! And if I had, I'd have assumed good faith...... Dendodge .. TalkHelp 18:33, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


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For reverting the vandalism on my user page! Catgut (talk) 22:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


Yeah I put the protection as indefinite cause I wasn't sure when it would be safe to unprotect. Whenever it is okay, just leave a message on my talk page or at WP:RFUP and it will be unprotected. Cheers, « Gonzo fan2007 (talkcontribs) @ 22:26, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

File:Upscaled geologicaltimescale.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

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MfD nomination of Wikipedia:Reference desk/RD header/GNU[edit]

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File copyright problem with File:Wikipedia preferences control panel (screenshot).jpg[edit]

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